You can view information about the license keys and products that are available in the inventory of a vCenter Server instance or a Linked Mode group.

To view the privileges for the role of your user account, select Administration > Role Manager in the vSphere Web Client.

Required privilege: Global.Licenses

1

In the vSphere Web Client, select Administration > Licensing > Licenses.

2

From the vCenter Server drop-down menu, select a vCenter Server instance.

If you select a vCenter Server instance that is part of a Linked Mode group, you view licensing information for the entire group.

3

Select a tab depending on the licensing information that you want to view.

Tab

Description

Products

Lists the products that have license keys available in the license inventory of the selected vCenter Server instance. If the vCenter Server instance is part of a Linked Mode group, you can view all products that are available for the group.

License keys

Lists all license keys that are available in the license inventory of the selected vCenter Server instance. If the vCenter Server instance is part of a Linked Mode group, the tab lists all license keys that are available in the shared license inventory of the group.

vCenter Server Instances

Displays licensing information about the selected vCenter Server instance. If the vCenter Server instance is part of a Linked Mode group, the tab displays licensing information about all vCenter Server instances in the group.

Hosts

Lists all hosts that are connected to the selected vCenter Server instance. If the vCenter Server instance is part of a Linked Mode group, the tab displays all hosts that are available in the inventories of all vCenter Server instances in the group.

Solutions

Lists all solutions that are registered with the selected vCenter Server instance. If the vCenter Server instance is part of a Linked Mode group, the tab lists all solutions that are registered with the vCenter Server instances in the group.

Note

You might notice vRAM usage reported for vSphere 5.x licenses. vSphere 5.x is licensed per-processor and you should ignore the reported vRAM usage for vSphere 5.x licenses.

You should not keep unassigned license keys in the license inventory of vCenter Server.

If any unassigned license keys exist, assign these keys to vCenter Server instances, hosts or solutions that need licensing.

Remove all license keys that are no longer required, such as expired license keys or keys that you do not intend to assign.